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We found 10 providers matching angioplasty and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1410 near Largo, FL.

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Dr. Merrill Alan Krolick, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1345 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Krolick's clinical interests: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Krolick takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,943
  • Medicare Cost: $609
Dr. Bernardo Stein Rosen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Bernardo Stein is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Stein is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: pacemaker, echocardiogram (echo), and heart stent placement. Dr. Stein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Stein honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Echocardiogram, Pacemaker, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,290
  • Medicare Cost: $597
Dr. Douglas Jon Spriggs, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Spriggs is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Spriggs is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Spriggs is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Heart Stent Placement, Coronary Angiogram, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,290
  • Medicare Cost: $575
Dr. Richard Sola, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Sola specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, pacemaker, and heart stent placement. Dr. Sola is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. After completing medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Sola performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Electrocardiogram, Holter Monitoring, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,290
  • Medicare Cost: $601
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Rakesh Sharma sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and angioplasty. His professional affiliations include BayCare Medical Group and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He graduated from Government Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Sharma's residency was performed at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and Michael Reese Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Right Heart Catheterization, Catheter Ablation, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 152
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,087 - $1,326
  • Medicare Cost: $336 - $536
Dr. Aland Richard Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Aland Fernandez practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Fernandez is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include pacemaker, echocardiogram (echo), and heart stent placement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fernandez takes. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Fernandez completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Echocardiogram, Pacemaker, Cardiac ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 116
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,290
  • Medicare Cost: $593
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
12600 Seminole Boulevard; #a-3
Largo, FL
 

Dr. James Marshall sees patients in Largo, FL. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Marshall attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , peripheral angioplasty

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Peripheral Angioplasty, Ultrasound, Pacemaker

Dr. Lang Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lang Lin, who practices in Safety Harbor, FL and Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,949
  • Medicare Cost: $605
Dr. Tushar Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1055 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Tushar Sharma is an adult nephrologist in Clearwater, FL and Hudson, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sharma include kidney problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sharma completed a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Sharma is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,656
  • Medicare Cost: $1,350
Dr. Christopher J Purcell, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Purcell is a family practice physician in Largo, FL. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Purcell is especially interested in back pain, cryotherapy, and colporrhaphy (vaginal wall repair). His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Diagnostic Clinic, and Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Purcell honors. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Bayfront Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Immunization, Physical Exams, Back Pain, Colporrhaphy, Coronary Angioplasty

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What is Angioplasty?

Angioplasty is a common, minimally invasive procedure performed to restore blood flow in arteries and veins that have become narrowed or blocked. Age or illness can cause plaque to build up at certain spots within the veins and arteries, and if enough collects, it can restrict the flow of blood. Angioplasty uses a tiny balloon at the end of a small, flexible tube to inflate within the narrowed section and open it up again.

Angioplasty may be performed in several different areas of the body and for a variety of reasons, most often:
  • Peripheral arterial disease, which reduces blood flow in the arms or legs
  • Atherosclerosis, or general hardening of the arteries
  • Carotid artery stenosis, or narrowing of the arteries in the neck that supply the brain
  • Coronary artery disease, or narrowing of the arteries near the heart
  • Renal vascular hypertension, or narrowing of the arteries in the kidney, leading to increased blood pressure

During angioplasty, a patient is given a sedative while lying on a table under an x-ray machine. A catheter (a thin, flexible, and hollow tube) is inserted into the patient’s skin in the arm or groin and guided into the blocked artery. Dye is injected via the catheter, and x-rays are used to position the tip of the catheter exactly at the blockage. The tiny balloon is guided through the catheter and inflated with saline. It pushes the plaque out of the way, squishing it against the walls of the artery. The balloon may be inflated and deflated several times to let blood pass by. A stent, a tiny tube of metal mesh like a spring, may be inserted to help keep the artery open. Then the x-ray is used again to check that blood is flowing properly, the catheter is removed, and the tiny incision is bandaged.

There are no nerves within veins and arteries, so an angioplasty is generally not painful. However, there may be some discomfort at the site of the incision and when the balloon is inflated. Overall, angioplasty is a very effective and low-risk procedure, useful for helping patients avoid more difficult bypass surgery.